New bikes (May 2012)

  • Get a Ducati 848 Evo for £149 per month

    25 May 2012 by Phil West

    Get a Ducati 848 Evo for £149 per month

    Ducati’s new PCP finance scheme means dream bikes like 848 Evo, Diavel and even Panigale are more accessible than ever. Called ‘TriOptions ‘, the new Personal Contract Purchase scheme applies to all...

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  • Biiista electric bike nearing launch

    25 May 2012 by MCN

    Biiista electric bike nearing launch

    Say hello to the Biiista, an electric bike developed by Austrian firm Hammerschmid Maschienebau which is due to be launched soon. With a claimed 60mph top speed and 60 mile range, this futuristic...

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  • Kawasaki launches 2013 motocross collection

    24 May 2012 by Phil West

    Kawasaki launches 2013 motocross collection

    Kawasaki has launched its 2013 motocross collection, with the new KX250F and KX450F. Both bikes come with updated styling and improved performance. The KX450F comes with a new ‘pneumatic spring fork’...

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  • Street Pack for Suzuki GSR750

    24 May 2012 by MCN

    Street Pack for Suzuki GSR750

    Suzuki have launched a 'Street Pack' for the GSR750 Consisting of a single seat cowl, tank protector and fuel cap trim, belly pan, fly screen and rim decal, the pack costs £549 including fitment – a...

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  • Suzuki launches test ride roadshow

    21 May 2012 by Zoe Richards

    Suzuki launches test ride roadshow

    Suzuki will be taking its range of 2012 bikes on a nationwide demo roadshow from this Saturday. People will be able to visit local dealers with the chance to test new models and get some exclusive...

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  • New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

    17 May 2012 by MCN

    New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

    This is the new 150bhp 1290cc KTM Super Duke that was recently spied testing on the roads near the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria. The Super Duke will be getting a more powerful version of the...

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  • 0% finance available on Honda CBF125

    16 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    0% finance available on Honda CBF125

    The Honda CBF125 is now available with 0% finance over three years with a minimum deposit of £99 and 36 monthly payments of £66.69. Here's what MCN had to say when we rode the bike at the launch:...

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  • 2013 Triumphs get new colours

    16 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    2013 Triumphs get new colours

    Triumph has unveiled new colours for several of the British manufacturer's line-up for 2013. The Daytona 675 gets a new Sulphur Yellow paint scheme with yellow pin stripes on the wheels. The front...

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  • Senior citizen advice

    14 May 2012 by Brian Ewing

    I've been riding for many moons and currently ride a BMW 1150RT, but old age is catching up with me and I find that the BMW is just too big and heavy for everyday use. I am looking at buying a Honda 750VTS for commuting, breakfast rides with the guys, keeping out of my wife's hair and a bit of fun. What do you think?

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  • Brammo Empulse and Empulse R unveiled

    11 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Brammo Empulse and Empulse R unveiled

    Brammo has recently unveiled the Empulse, an electric bike set to go on sale in 2013. The Empulse uses a six-speed gearbox, has a claimed top speed of 100mph, a claimed range of upto 120...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R available on 0% finance

    11 May 2012 by MCN

    Kawasaki ZX-10R available on 0% finance

    The latest Kawasaki ZX-10R is now available on 0% finance with monthly payments of under £250 over four years. Kawasaki is also offereing finance packages on 15 other models, including the Versys 650,...

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  • Finished Triumph Trophy spied

    10 May 2012 by Andy Downes

    Finished Triumph Trophy spied

    Triumph's all-new 1200cc Trophy is still months away from being officially launched but an MCN reader managed to get the best shots yet after seeing the bike hidden behind a McDonald's. The Trophy is...

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  • Ducati Woes

    09 May 2012 by graham dore

    I own a Ducati Multistrada 1200S which I bought from new in 2010. After a year and a half of trouble free riding the ABS warning light came on last November. I took it to the Ducati dealer and 6 months and 4 visits later, the bike has not been fixed. Various parts have been replaced on the bike (under warranty) with little or no urgency and each time I pick up the bike the problem still exists. I...

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  • Aprilia SR Motard 50 and 125 revealed

    08 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Aprilia SR Motard 50 and 125 revealed

    Aprilia has unveiled the new 50cc and 125cc SR Motard scooters. Scooters inspired by supermotos. The SR Motard 125 is powered by a 124cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine and costs £2,120.

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  • KTM Duke 200 European launch delayed

    03 May 2012 by MCN

    KTM Duke 200 European launch delayed

    The new KTM Duke 200, spied by MCN in February 2011, has been delayed by a month due to demand from emerging markets. The bike, which is effectively a Duke 125 with a big-bore kit, is built for KTM by...

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  • Dinli DL282 unveiled

    03 May 2012 by MCN

    Dinli DL282 unveiled

    This is the new Dinli DL282, a cruiser which was shown at the International Motor Show in Taiwan last week. It’s powered by a Taiwanese-built single-cylinder, 750cc water-cooled engine. Curiously,...

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  • Vyrus Moto2 bike for the road

    02 May 2012 by MCN

    Vyrus Moto2 bike for the road

    Italian specialist bike manufacturer Vyrus has stuck lights and indicators on its 986 Moto2 bike, rendering it road legal. The bike failed to attract any teams willing to run it in the Moto2 series,...

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  • BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

    02 May 2012 by Andy Downes

    BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

    BMW is recalling around 1500 2012-model year S1000RRs built so far because of concern over gradual loosening of connecting rod bolts which may cause engine damage. The recall – dubbed a ‘technical...

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